Martin C. Kelley ( Marty) died peacefully on December 11, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents; Mary and Lawrence Kelley; his two brothers, Tom and Larry Kelley; his mother-in law, Ann Wahila and nephew Andrew. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Charlene Wahila-Kelley; sister' Peggy Garcia( Pedro); sister-in laws; Donna Kelley, Anne Marie Kuzma ( Dick), Marlene Wahila (Bill Yusavage); brothers -in law Michael Wahila (Lisa) and Ron Wahila. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Kira and Jada Kelley, Peter Garcia, Michael Wahila (Donna), Andy Wahila (Kaitlyn), Jim Wahila (Kathie), Joshua and Matthew Wahila, along with his great nieces and nephews. Marty was a graduate of St. Michael's High School and the University of Massachusetts. He later earned his Masters degree in social work at Binghamton University and was employed at the Broome Developmental Center. Marty was previously employed at EJ, GE and IBM for many years. He was a baseball umpire and basketball referee also for many years. Marty was a gentle soul and always had a smile for everyone. He was kind, caring , and giving. He was overly generous to a fault to anyone who needed help or assistance, whether it was for a ride, badly needing groceries, trips to the doctors or even money ( much to Charlene's dismay at times). Marty lived his life in the only way he knew....his way! I am sure his friends and family can recall a funny " Marty story" or remember his joking around, and his sense of humor. Wherever he went, someone always knew him, even on faraway vacations. He was super friendly and could make anyone feel welcomed. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Good Council Church, West Main Street, Endicott, NY on Monday December 21, 2020 at 10AM. Due to the continued health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no visitation hours and a private burial in the Slovak Catholic Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. Services will be handled by Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point, NY. In lieu of flowers ,expressions of sympathy may be made in Marty's honor to the Animal Care Council , Washington Ave,, Endicott, NY13760 or Best Friends, Kanab, UT.
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